A glass of Duvel or Chimay is the ideal accompaniment to the savory salmon. Despite its unappealing name, Bragg Liquid Aminos, a soybean-based sauce, gives the fish a rich meaty flavor; it's available at health food stores.
In a shallow baking dish, combine the Bragg sauce and ginger. Add the salmon steaks and turn to coat. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375°. Heat the vegetable oil in a large ovenproof skillet. Scrape the ginger from the salmon into the marinade. Season the salmon with pepper and cook over moderately high heat until browned on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Turn, transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for about 4 minutes, or until cooked through.
Meanwhile, pour the reserved marinade into a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over moderate heat and cook until reduced by half.
Transfer the salmon steaks to a platter and pour a little of the Bragg sauce over. Serve the remaining sauce spooned over the basmati rice.